4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2012 9:50 AM by WZZZ
christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4

Hi

Up until just over a year ago (when I upgraded my G5 iMac from Tiger to Leopard), I occasionally used Netinfo Manager e.g. to login as root user. That app no longer seems to exist. Where did it go? What has taken its place in Snow Leopard?


iMac Core i5 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by noondaywitch on Jan 16, 2012 8:37 AM Solved

How to enable the root user

Mac OS X v10.6 and later

    1.    From the Apple menu choose System Preferences....

    2.    From the View menu choose Accounts.

    3.    Click on the lock and authenticate with an administrator account.

    4.    Click Login Options....

    5.    Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right.

    6.    Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.

    7.    Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.

    8.    Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.

    9.    Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu.

    10.    Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.

 

How to disable the root user

Mac OS X v10.6 and later

    1.    From the Apple menu choose System Preferences....

    2.    From the View menu choose Accounts.

    3.    Click on the lock and authenticate with an administrator account.

    4.    Click Login Options....

    5.    Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right

    6.    Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.

    7.    Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.

    8.    Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.

    9.    Choose Disable Root User from the Edit menu.

Reply by WZZZ on Jan 16, 2012 9:50 AM Helpful

Was removed with 10.5. Further information

 

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071031001139197

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  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6

    How to enable the root user

    Mac OS X v10.6 and later

        1.    From the Apple menu choose System Preferences....

        2.    From the View menu choose Accounts.

        3.    Click on the lock and authenticate with an administrator account.

        4.    Click Login Options....

        5.    Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right.

        6.    Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.

        7.    Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.

        8.    Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.

        9.    Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu.

        10.    Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.

     

    How to disable the root user

    Mac OS X v10.6 and later

        1.    From the Apple menu choose System Preferences....

        2.    From the View menu choose Accounts.

        3.    Click on the lock and authenticate with an administrator account.

        4.    Click Login Options....

        5.    Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right

        6.    Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.

        7.    Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.

        8.    Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.

        9.    Choose Disable Root User from the Edit menu.

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4

    Thanks!

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6

    Welcome!

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Was removed with 10.5. Further information

     

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071031001139197